A time-honored way to cross San Diego Bay.
Prow glistening in the sunset, the Silvergate departs downtown San Diego on its 15-minute run to Coronado island, continuing a venerable (if interrupted) tradition of ferry service on San Diego Bay. Coronado service commenced in 1886; the 51-foot, wood-hulled Silvergate started life in 1941 as one of the "nickel snatchers" working the five-cent run to nearby North Island Naval Air Station. Completion of Coronado Bridge in 1969 stilled the ferries' whistles--but only for a while. Five years ago this month, the Silvergate began ferrying passengers once again. Ridership reached 500,000 last year. From 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. daily, you, too, can sail from San Diego's Broadway Pier to Coronado's Old Ferry Landing--one of the West's shortest, sweetest sea cruises.
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|Title Annotation:||Window on the West; ferry service on the Bay|
|Date:||Jun 1, 1992|
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